[Summary of the course] This course focuses on the cutting-edge research on greenhouse gases emitted from agriculture. Methodology and the latest outcome are demonstrated with regard to evaluation of emission and production mechanisms of greenhouse gases derived from soil organics and fertilizers, development of mitigation technologies, and social implementation.
[Aim of the course] It is essential for students in applied chemistry to understand the natural cycles of environmental chemical substances and perturbation by human beings. It is also useful to learn cutting-edge technologies used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry. The purpose of this course is students learn the global warming problem from the view point of cycles of chemical substances.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the effects of agriculture on global warming
2) Explain the production processes of greenhouse gases in agricutlure
3) Acquire the knowledge of some cutting-edge technologies for greenhouse gas analysis
Agriculture, Greenhouse gases, Analytical methods, Emission evaluation, Mitigation technologies
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(1) Lectures about greenhouse gases emitted from agriculture and their production processes, methodology of emission etc., and mitigation technology.
(2) Submission of reports about the lecture
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Followings topics related to greenhouse gases from agriculture are covered. ○ Introduction ○ Inventory of greenhouse gases ○ Agriculture in Japan ○ Agriculture in Asian countries ○ Biochar etc. ○ Analytical methods etc.||Explain the effects of agriculture on global warming and the production processes of greenhouse gases in agriculture. Acquire the knowledge of some cutting-edge technologies for greenhouse gas analysis.|
Attendance is taken in every class. Full attendance is compulsory. Report on relation between global warming problem and cycles of chemical substances is assessed.